New Jersey state law requires school board members and charter school trustees to attend training in the first, second and third years of a first term, and in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term. NJSBA is the state-designated provider of mandated training, which is available at no cost to members.

Board members can fulfill their Governance II, III, and IV School District Accountability Act training requirements through specially designated Foundations for Success regional programs, through live virtual programs and online. New board members may fulfill their training requirements through the weekend orientation program, in-person one-day programs and online.

The following training programs are required:

  • Governance I: New board members – New Board Member Orientation Conference.
  • Governance II: 1st Term, 2nd full year of service – Finance.
  • Governance III: 1st Term, 3rd full year of service – Student Achievement
  • Governance IV: Re-elected/reappointed board members in the first year of any succeeding term – Legal Update

Please Note: If you have not completed your mandated training requirements for the 2021 cycle, you have received notice from NJSBA’s general counsel. If you have any questions about your training requirement, please contact, callcenter@njsba.org.

Online Training   

School business administrators may register their members for Governance I – IV online training, which is self-paced and can be completed at any time here.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250

Governance II: Finance

For board members and charter school trustees in the second year of their first term.

Live Virtual Training

Feb. 16, 2022 – Register now.
March 21, 2022 – Register now.
April 26, 2022 – Register now.
May 19, 2022 – Register now.
All sessions are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

School business administrators may register their members for training here.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100

Governance III: Student Achievement

For board members and charter school trustees in the third year of their first term.

Live Virtual Training

Feb. 16, 2022 – Register now.
March 21, 2022 – Register now.
April 26, 2022 – Register now.
May 19, 2022 – Register now.
All sessions are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

School business administrators may register their members for training here.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100

Governance IV: Legal Update

For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term.

Live Virtual Training

Feb. 16, 2022 – Register now.
March 21, 2022 – Register now.
April 26, 2022 – Register now.
May 19, 2022 – Register now.
All sessions are from 7:00 to  9:00 p.m.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100

School business administrators may register their members for training here.

Please contact the Training Department for questions regarding mandated training requirements at training@njsba.org.

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